Denver is in our Name...
Since 1990 The Grondorf Family has been serving the Print Community in Denver and in Colorado as a family owned and operated business. When you bring work to us, it stays in the community and doesn't go "overseas" or to some corporate stock holder in New York. Come see what makes us different and we will prove to you the difference people and family make.
People Make the Difference!
When looking for printers to do your work, you may consider many different options. But be cautious when choosing companies on the internet. Why? you might ask, I'm already on the internet now and am researching companies to do printing.
What is different about Denver Print and Bind, compared to many of our competitors, is a personal touch. Not just the kind that makes sure that every book printed is right, but the personal touch of a company that is family owned and operated.
In 1983 Intrawest Reprographics was founded by Jeff Abrams. In these early days the equipment was analog copiers. These machines had to flash each time a print was made. If you got spots on your prints, you had to remove them with a pumice rock and cyanide. Needless to say that the technology has progressed since then and it isn't nearly as dangerous as it was to start.
In 1989, Jeff put Intrawest Reprographics up for sale. He was struggling to keep it open with a retail location and mail boxes. Pete Grondorf was looking for a struggling business that he could turn around. So in December of 1989 he purchased Intrawest Reprographics. The first order of business that he undertook was to scale up all aspects of the operation. Next thing was to go out and talk to every printer in the Denver Market. As success after success built up a strong business, upgraded machines, upgraded locations, and implemented new computer systems. By the end of 1999 we had transitioned to some digital equipment, both color and black and white.
After the dot com crash in 2001 Intrawest Reprographics was hit hard just like so many others. Pete forged ahead while most of our friends and peers went out of business. His secret to keeping Intrawest Reprographics afloat was a strategy of low overhead and reduced expenses. These are the way that we stay competitive in this market. Now, we own outright, 98% of our equipment and have a very low lease payment on the building.
Denver Copy Era
The lean years have been really lean, and in 2008 it became apparent that the only way to save the business would be to declare bankruptcy. With the transition through that process Pete decided to change the name of Intrawest Reprographics to Denver Copy. Along with being easier to remember it also had the DenverCopy.net available and that has been good for customers as that Intrawest Reprographics is hard to spell. In January of 2011, we had our hardest month of existence and we lay off nearly everyone. The only two left at that point were Pete and his son Sam. From there, the two set out to recover all the ground lost in the previous years. Within 6 months we rehired who we could, and hired some temporary help which works as needed.
In January of 2012, where Sam took over the responsibility of the entire operation, with Pete stepping aside but providing guidance. Now the focus is on making each individual customer with each job happy with done correctly, on time and as inexpensively as possible.
While Denver Copy was started in 2008, the name was changed to Denver Print & Bind in 2013.
Denver Print and Bind LLC
In January of 2014 Pete sold Denver Copy to Sam and Brandie and moved on to focus on other projects. Sam and Brandie decided to change the name to reflect the changing nature of the printing business.